Or. Admin. R. 852-010-0024 - Military Spouse and Domestic Partner Licensure

(1) Regardless of pathway to licensure, if the applicant is the spouse or legal domestic partner of an active service military member who is the subject of a military transfer to Oregon, the Board may issue a temporary license, if the applicant:
(a) Meets all other requirements for licensure as stated in OAR 852-010-0015;
(b) Provides verification of being in good standing, with no restrictions or limitations upon, actions taken against, or investigation or disciplinary action pending against his or her license in any jurisdiction where the applicant is or has ever been licensed and has an active status license in another state or province;
(c) The Board's review of the National Practitioner Data Bank confirms no disciplinary action; and
(d) The military spouse or domestic partner submits a copy of the marriage certificate or domestic partnership registration with the name of the applicant and the name of the active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States and proof of assignment to a duty station located in Oregon by official active duty military order for the spouse or domestic partner named in the marriage certificate or domestic partnership registration,
(e) Receipt by the Board's office of the application fee and criminal background check fee as listed in OAR 852-010-0080;
(f) Documentation of completion of the required continuing optometric education;
(g) Documentation of current CPR certification, as required in OAR 852-080-0040;
(h) Proof of passage of the Oregon optometric law and administrative rules examination; and
(i) Satisfactory results of a criminal records background check as defined in OAR 852-050-0025.
(2) Failure of the applicant to provide confirmation(s) required within 90 days results in automatic expiration of the temporary license. Applicant may not be reissued a temporary license. The temporary license is valid until the earliest of the following:
(a) Two years from issuance,
(b) When the spouse's term of service in Oregon expires, or
(c) The expiration date of the other jurisdiction's license that was used to qualify for the Oregon temporary license.
(3) A regular license will be issued upon meeting the requirements in 852-010-0015.


Or. Admin. R. 852-010-0024
OPT 2-2014, f. 11-28-14, cert. ef. 1/1/2015; OPT 3-2014, f. 12-29-14, cert. ef. 1/1/2015; OPT 5-2019, amend filed 12/12/2019, effective 1/2/2020

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 683.040, 683.060, 683.270 & HB 2037 (2013)

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 683.040, 683.060, 683.270 & HB 2037 (2013)

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